Sure, if you've read our article on hard drive
restoration you know that there are ways to recover lost data cheaply and
easily, but this can lead to a false sense of security. What happens when a hard
drive dies completely? It will die eventually... make no mistake.
I've seen hard drives dropped, catch fire, make excruciating noises
and simply stop for no apparent reason. You have got to back up your essential
Catastrophic hard drive failures happen, and when they do, even if you still
have warranty support for the drive you're out of luck; no disk manufacturer
warranties the data on the drive. Your only recourse is data recovery
services, and they can charge enormous amounts for their services, though often
only if they are able to recover the data. In the face of all this potential
trouble, $100 for a new drive doesn't seem so bad, does it?